Hookering in the garden...

Monday, 27 June 2011
Hot doesnt come near what the weather was yesterday! My legs would look highly attractive to a lobster today and we are back to rain... BUT this was where I sat me down yesterday afternoon with a tray (OK several trays of tea...) and a box of wool, and a plan... 
Mr F carried on building his granite wall in front of me... 
I fell in love with the crochet blanket in the new Molly Makes magazine... 
I searched out Aran weight yarn and some extra DK which could be doubled up... 
Heres the shot in the magazine in full sun... 
Its growing... 
Goodness look at that, even more done... 
I am making a pillow case size so that this cushion will fit over a standard bed pillow. Perfect for the caravan... I shall have to make a pair though! 
Several tons of soil have been added behind the wall in this picture. Serious graft, but it doesnt look any different than the last picture does it! It would if you stood up and looked over the top... 
Wool being muddled up left right and centre... 
Have to do some yummy close ups... 
All eight completed and stitched together... 
Almost edible... 
Humpy, bumpy crochet gorgousness...
I did a puff stitch down each long side, ready to make the panel pillowcase size... 
Just space them carefully along the side edge... 
Next a row of the cluster stitch, but intead of the 4 looped repeat I worked only 3 to lessen the fullness... 
And finally another colour row in sets of two trebles, again, three would have been too full on this edge. Next its 2 rows of the off white and its perfect size!
Then I shall make a creamy fabric cover and stitch the crochet panel on one side. Better make another one then...

There will be lots of bags to show you in a day or two so keep watching!

Ren x

7 comments

  1. First of all your crochet looks beautiful such lovely colours together and secondly the wall looks fab as well! can't wait to see your bags, love them to bits :) I am visiting North Devon in a week or so, can't wait, hope it's not raining though!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  2. oh no...I need to finish other projects before I even think about that beautiful crochet but its SO tempting to start it now...but no I will resist! Luluxx

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  3. Just found your blog - glad I have - that cushion is going to be gorgeous :)

    You definately had the best job.

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  4. Wow, that is lovely (the crochet and the wall!)x

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  5. Hello Lovely Ren! So sorry I hadn't commented, it's been busy in the Summertime in the States..but I have been keeping up with your wonderful adventures! How wonderful to just be able to relax and do wool-work! Would love to see the finished pillow-cases!

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  6. I love this...though I really should finish the throw I started three years ago before I start another one!! It is pouring down here at the moment, yay, we so need the rain. xx

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  7. How truly delightful :D I'm so in love with crochet right now, that I bought a hook for my Mum and have begun teaching her. Next, one for the daughter :D

    Funny that your post is about the caravan, as I've only gone and done it!!! I bought a van. I'm still in shock today I think. Maybe a little crochet blanket would go nicely in it :D

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